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Address: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
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Quiet sanctuary

Phimeanakas is a quiet sanctuary located within the Angkor Thom complex. What makes this temple special is its unique location within the woods - a cool place to rest and reflect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
VossyJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phimeanakas is a quiet sanctuary located within the Angkor Thom complex. What makes this temple special is its unique location within the woods - a cool place to rest and reflect in the shade and away from the crowds (and there is always parrots in the background chirping away to one another!). And if you are lucky like us you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Legend has it that Naga, a serpent spirit with nine heads once lived here and appeared as a woman every night. The king had to ascend the stairs every night to lie with the naga woman in order to save his kingdom. We visited the place while on our way to Bapthoun. The place is an impressive laterite and sandstone... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phimeanakas is positioned on the inside of the walled enclosure of the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom. Definitely one of the more interesting looking buildings in the area.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

What makes Phimeanakas so interesting for me is the natural state of it. While other ruins are full of restored parts, this one is almost entirely natural, ancient. Another very curious fact is that differently than almost all ruins of Angkor, this one is not a temple but part of a royal palace. There is a interestinf story about a... More 

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Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Honestly, Aside from it reddish color and looks like a pyramid, nothing is really special until you will research its history and significance. So recommended to read and understand first before leading to Phimeanakas. :D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

A 5 metre rectangular wall surrounds the grounds of the palace where the Phimeanakas is, which was essentially non-religious which was consistently renovated from the 10th to 13th century.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Almost falling apart...i was at Baphuon and was just following the crowd..so ended up here. Just so many temples around Angkor Thom area....one temple leads to another.

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Thank Doris M
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

It used to be a royal palace but it is now in several damage. It won't impress people but is still worthy a visit for anyone who really have plenty of time. Do NOT climb up the terrace. There was nobody guarding and the steep are steep and in needs of repair. It could be dangerous to climb on the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

this royal temple palace built in the 10th century is also known as the celestial palace.legend has it that the king had to sleep with a mythical serpent here every night in order to be alive.the pyramidal shaped palace is rectangular and is surrounded by huge walls. the view from top is breathtakingly beautiful.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Is actually worth to climb, but you should feel yourself before you do it. Is very steeps and with combination with the heat can be hard for some people. While on top you'll have a good view of Baphuon temple We spent a lot of time in Angkor Thom area, there is so much to see. Several temples are adjacent... More 

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